LoveCrafts is hiring a

Learning & Development Manager

Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom

The opportunity: Learning & Development Manager (Part-time)

This role is a newly created, critical role, designed to support the People team to deliver against expanding requirements and complexities in our growing business. The role will oversee the learning development for the current c.140 employees (across London, New York and Kyiv), plus future international and remote employees.

We are looking for a highly capable L&D expert who will own the creation and delivery of content, designed to meet our learning priorities: initially focusing on behavioural and technical managerial and future leader development, while also increasing development opportunities for all our Makers. This is a unique opportunity to take real ownership for creating a learning environment and building a suite of future-proofed learning initiatives that directly and measurably impact the business.

The role reports to the Head of People and will join a People-team compiled of ambitious, smart, informal and passionate doers. 

Our office is based in Central-London; we are open to remote-working provided you are flexible and able to deliver on-site training facilitation or coaching as required. This role is a part-time role, 3 days per week. 


What you will be doing

Learning Interventions:

  • You’ll identify current and future skills requirements and strategically project plan solutions 
  • You’ll design a range of learning interventions, including technical, behavioural, leadership and wellbeing that address immediate needs
  • You’ll design staple curriculums for all our colleagues e.g. Values, Diversity and Inclusion
  • You’ll design a broad spectrum of training that ensures our colleagues feel both inspired and capable
  • You’ll facilitate learning interventions 
  • You’ll coach and support the development of the wider team to contribute to and facilitate learning interventions
  • You’ll embed adult learning theories, including motivational and behavioural science, in all training


  • You’ll design or engage a partner to establish an Apprenticeships programme that supports our talent plan and utilises the Levy
  • You’ll identify opportunities to formalise experience-broadening programmes, OTJ learning structure, cross-functional projects etc
  • You’ll design a mentoring programme
  • You’ll embrace digital tools to create flexible, innovative and scalable learning programmes that transcend international borders

Business Partnering and Coaching:


  • You’ll work closely with leaders across the organisation and have a full understanding of their departments and training requirements 
  • You’ll support a coaching culture in the organisation by being an active partner to the business


  • You’ll provide guidance and support to managers of people to help them lead high performing, happy teams
  • You’ll provide guidance and support to colleagues on their growth and development 
  • You’ll be an ambassador for our Smart, Kind, Maker culture and ensure we stay true to our values as we grow

Talent development:

  • You’ll work closely with the Head of People to develop career progression blueprints, collateral and support mechanisms, including Talent Populations, Pipelines, and Pathways
  • You’ll support the creation of career management toolkits and guidance


  • You’ll monitor how effectively learning has been transferred to employees, making proposals for efficiencies and quality improvements where possible
  • You’ll work closely with the HR Manager to support and track career progression movement
  • You’ll track and manage L&D spend and make adjustments and proposals to support strategic decisions

  Who you are

  • You’ll have strong academics in a people-related discipline, qualified to degree and professional certification (CIPD or equivalent) level and have a thirst for progressive people thinking and practices
  • You’ll have strong industry knowledge including; adult learning theory and techniques, employee development trends, technology-based training methods, employee participation best practices, and effective learning and development design methods
  • You’ll have a proven track record as an L&D Manager or significant experience in L&D in a Generalist capacity, including a track record in designing and executing successful training programmes 
  • You’ll be business-minded, solutions-focused and a generator of creative and simple solutions
  • You’ll have awesome communication skills including; written, verbal and remote technology-based, public speaking, facilitation, coaching, and relationship-building 
  • You’ll have a positive attitude, be able to work collaboratively across the business with knowledge experts and remain resilient in times of change 
  • You’ll be a diligent self-starter, able to work independently and require little direction or management
  • You’ll be organised, with an ability to plan, multi-task, project manage, and use your time effectively
  • You’ll be hungry to learn, humble in your approach and take ownership over developing your knowledge and skills – what you don’t know, you’ll industriously find out

What we’re offering

  • Part-time, flexible working, inclusive of remote working practices 
  • Competitive salary to reflect your skills and experience
  • Options over shares, pension plan, private healthcare and cash plan
  • 25 holiday days pro rata and a day off for your birthday
  • Inspiring, passionate, motivated and supportive team
  • Plenty of opportunity to learn and grow your craft
  • Office environment: Central London location in an amazing co-working space with plenty of space for collaboration and social events. Breakfast, fresh fruit, snacks and an in-house barista

About us

At LoveCrafts we’re building online communities for crafters: homes for makers where they can find inspiration for their latest projects, learn new techniques, easily source all their supplies and share their creations with like-minded makers around the world.

Since launching in 2012, we’ve grown incredibly quickly. Our membership in the prestigious Future Fifty and 20th place on the FT’s list of fastest growing European companies is thanks to the hard work of our team of smart, kind makers based in London, Kyiv and in the USA.  We’ve been fuelled by investment from Europe’s leading venture capital firms; Balderton Capital (LoveFilm, The Hut) funded our Series A round, followed by Highland Europe (Photobox, WeTransfer) and most recently Scottish Equity Partners (Skyscanner, Matches Fashion).

We’re playing with the very best in web, mobile, social, commerce and media technology as we create the perfect digital business for all things craft related.  Our team is filled with ambitious, curious, entrepreneurial and occasionally kooky makers. We hire and nurture inquisitive, creative minds looking to flourish in a supportive and collaborative environment.

Diversity is important at LoveCrafts. We aim to attract the widest range of talent into our business to enable us to create an inclusive working environment, and to reflect and understand our customers and their needs. We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexuality, social background, religion and/or belief. We aim to create a modern, flexible work environment that supports everyone to do their best work and therefore, we are open to having conversations about flexible working for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise. We are committed to providing a working environment where everyone’s individuality and unique contributions are recognised, valued and respected and where all of our employees have equal opportunity to grow and attain their full potential.





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